A UK charity kick-started 70 years ago by the gift of a diamond ring will benefit from a unique commission thanks to a Dundee jeweller.
Lorraine Law contacted Marie Curie, the charity that provides free professional nursing care to terminally ill people, to offer to help commemorate its 70th anniversary by finding a way to make history repeat itself.
The charity was founded on the proceeds of a donated engagement ring in 1948.
Marie Curie patron Petra McMillan is appealing for people to donate any odd, unwanted pieces of gold or silver that Lorraine might melt down and fashion into a new gold or silver pendant which will then be auctioned or sold for the benefit of the charity’s community nursing service across the NHS Tayside area.
Petra said: “We’re not asking people to part with high-value items or pieces they hold dear — it’s the broken necklace, odd earring, spare butterflies — the kind of thing many of us have lurking at the bottom of our jewellery box.”